A man who was fishing with a friend died after falling into a canal near Firebaugh, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said.
Horacio Silva, a 42-year-old from Fresno, fell into the canal at Douglas and Nees avenues around 6 p.m Monday, according to sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti. Silva’s friend called 911.
Rescue crews were able to pull Silva out, but he died at a hospital.
Canals can be dangerous to fish in because the banks are sometimes steep and the currents can be fast.
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